research updated Dec 29,
2012 by Karla Margo May Warborg (1943), eldest of 3 children of Philip
Chesterfield “Doc” May (Jan.23, 1913-April 2003) and Margaret Evelyn
(Dec.16, 1917 - living )
FRANKLIN W. WEAVER,
farmer from Virginia (ne:Sept 17, 1801 - May 15, 1877)
married on April 10, 1824 (or April 7, 1828) to ELIZA ELLIS
21, 1811 - Sept 9, 1874) from Virginia.
info from Burr Starbuck
Weaver indicates that F.W. Weaver and Eliza Ellis had 9 children all
Greene County, Ohio near Zenia except the first who was born in
NOTE: When John W. died Oct.
17, 1915 he was survived by “twin” elder brothers C.F. Weaver and J.F.
could be J.A.) Weaver in Indiana and *E.H. Weaver in California
newspaper obit. Frank and Eliza are buried in LaGro, Indiana.
22 year spread on these
David (or Donald
or “Dain”) W. Weaver - Aug.
Weaver (Middleton) Aug.
3, 1832 - d. 1870
??? (Burr -
listed in Find a Grave)
James A. Weaver
– July 7, 1836 twin
Chris F. (or Ellis)
Weaver - July 7,
Samuel L. Weaver
- June ?, 1838 - 1885 (b. ne 1840 OHIO - 1860 Ind.
Weaver - b. Jan. 12,
Weaver - b. Sept. 12, 1843/4 Ohio
- died in 1927
** John W. Weaver
- b. Aug. 18, 1846 Ohio –
d. Oct 17, 1915
Eliza Weaver – b. Sept. 8, 1851
Standing (L-R): John Wesley Weaver, "Dain" Weaver
Seated (L-R): Chris Weaver, Jim Weaver
Quaker lineage for ELIZA
ELLIS (1811-1874) - David Ellis (1782-1852)
- Morris Ellis II (1750-1810) -
Morris Ellis I (1715 -1760) - Thomas I. Ellis, Sr. (1683-1760)
- Rev. Rowland
Ellis led a large
number of Welch Quakers from North Wales, following plans of government
by William Penn, and they purchased 5,000 acres of land in
arrived in America in 1682, another colony coming in 1686. Rowland
Quaker Minister for the “Society of Friends”. Thomas, a farmer
Pennsylvania in 1687. Morris Ellis, I assumed the charge of having an
illegitimate child and moved his family to what is now West Virginia
Morris II was born. David was born in what is now Hampshire County,
Virginia but at the time of his birth it was Frederick County, Virginia.
H. Weaver (brother of
J.W. Weaver) born in Ohio (Sept 12, 1844 - Nov 3, 1927) married Permillia A. Kelley
(Dec 12, 1849 - April 8, 1905) on Nov 18, 1869 in Wabash Co, Ind.
where they farmed before moving to Denison, Texas in 1877. According to
obit, Ed died at age 84 in Los Angeles, California
after living there 18
years. He probably moved there after his wife died. Family stories say
son, Frank E., went there for the gold rush. His body was returned to
funeral held at home of his nephew W.F. Weaver, 220 East Morgan St. E.H. and P.A. are buried
There were 3 children according to
Frank E. (Jan 12,
1872 - July 3, 1962) buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison,Tx.
Valse L. married Lulu B.
Farquhar in Lockhart,Tx. Lulu was the daughter of Mrs. Genoa Pulliam of
Luling,Tx. At time of his father’s death in 1927, V.L. was living in Tomio,
Third child died in
to Edward’s obit in
1927, he had two surviving grandchildren: Mrs. E.A. Rodkey, the former
(1914 graduate of Denison,Tx
High School) living in Edmond,
and Mr. Herman Weaver of California.
NOTE: a 1932 thank you for
flowers from Edmond, OK
was signed M/M E.A. Rodkey & family; Mr. W.W. Curby; Miss Anna
Mr. H.L. Weaver. J.W.
mentioned. Made note of Emma spending vacation.
1870 census has
Franklin age 68 farming next to son Ed in LaGro,Indiana. John Wesley
age 23 was
still living with his parents.
*JOHN WESLEY WEAVER
born in Xenia, Ohio, Greene County (Aug 18, 1846 - Oct
17, 1915) married Elizabeth
C. “Lizzi” Rau (b. Feb 28, 1850 Indiana - d. Nov 30, 1881) at
Dora, Ind. by
Squire Parks on Oct 3, 1873. According to 1880 census both of John’s
were born in Virginia, while Elizabeth’s father was born in Wurtenburg,
and her mother
was born in New Jersey. They farmed in LaGro, Indiana before
moving to Texas in 1879. John belonged to 1st
Church and Elizabeth
belonged to the Presbyterian Church. John worked for the Bridge
Dept of MKT RR for 20 years. He is listed as a “bridge builder” on his
certificate #22060. He was a member of Live Oak Camp #11 Woodmen of the
Order of Odd Fellows for 48 years. Elizabeth is buried next to John in
Cemetery in Denison,Tx.
NOTE: a recipe on notebook paper is signed by “Lizzi”
They had two children William F. and Lulu May. According to 1910
Denison,Tx census, he was widowed, living with children Lida (Lyda),
Burr. Bill lived next door.
son Bill’s death
certificate incorrectly lists his father’s middle name as
This mis-information was provided by Bill’s wife Fannie. John
Weaver’s tattered birth certificate
gives his middle name as WESLEY.
|William Franklin Weaver||Frances Parlee Slagle|
William Franklin Weaver & Frances Parlee Slagle Weaver
William “Bill” Franklin Weaver born in LaGro,
Ind. (Aug 4, 1874 - Dec 31, 1958) was married in Denison,
Tx. to Frances “Fannie” Parlee
Slagle (Nov 25, 1874 TN - Oct 25, 1962) by Rev. W.A. Cooper on Aug
was Mayor of Denison, Texas 1921 - 1922 and a member of Trinity
Church. They had 2 sons: Raymond
Jackson (Aug.9, 1901 - May
14, 1906) and John W. “Johnnie” (Aug 6, 1896 - May 5, 1973) married
Boothman (Feb 25, 1899 -?) and had son Jackie in 1925. Bill and Fannie
Raymond are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison,Tx.
Mrs. R. N. Grammer
Raymond Jackson Weaver
|Raymond Jackson Weaver|
August 9, 1901 - 14 May 1906
NOTE: Fannie Slagle’s
mother’s name was Mrs. Rebecca Nancy Judd Slagle Grammer who was living
at time of
Fannie’s death in 1962.
years between Bill
& Lulu - during this time John & Lizzie moved to Texas
Jack W. Weaver, John William Weaver, Fannie Paralee Weaver, Rebecca Nancy Grammer
Lulu May Weaver born in Indiana
or Texas (April 3, 1881 - June 30, 1967)
married Dec. 24, 1908 to Dr. Aaron
Edward “Ed” Little (1871 - Oct 21, 1943) an optometrist in Dallas,
Early years they lived in Olney, Tx. She
was Eastern Star and he was a Mason. They had a daughter Elsie Jean
Little (1909 - Jan 11, 1981) who married Bert W. McLean
(d. Nov 14 1998). Lulu
and A.E. are buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas,
NOTE: Lulu was an infant when her Mom died. (A brass bed and a buffet
estate went to a great –niece Karla M. May Warborg)
NOTE: 1900 Denison Tx
census shows Lulu M. Weaver born in Texas. Her death
record #44007 gives her birth in Denison, Tx.
|John Wesley Weaver
||Ida Jane Kelley
years after his first
wife died, JOHN
WESLEY WEAVER returned to Indiana
and was married at Andrews, Ind. by Rev. Swadener on Feb. 8, 1883 to IDA JANE KELLEY (April
8, 1857 - Jan 28, 1896) from Welden, Wabash Co.,
Ind. She lived near the WEAVER homeplace farm. (They had 6
Jane was daughter of EDWARD
KELLEY (1804 - Aug 4, 1882) and his second
wife, MARY A. BRADBURY (ne:
1819 - Dec 22, 1874). John brought his family back to Denison,
via train in 1889. Ida died of pneumonia. J.W. and Ida Jane are buried
Cemetery, Denison, Texas.
NOTE: Ida Jane was the sister of P.A.
Kelley, wife of E.H. Weaver – sisters became sister-in-laws.
NOTE: Burr S.
Weaver was born in LaGro,
Sept. 25, 1889 so the family must have come to Texas late in the year.
baby graves are in front of John Wesley Weaver’s stone in Oakwood
Denison, Texas. J.W.’s
was a W.O.W. ornate stone but it has been replaced.
OF IDA JANE KELLEY
with married names
ED KELLEY SR.
and his first wife, Johanna Taylor (b. March 9,
1816 - died Jan 26, 1853 at age 36 years 10 months 15 days), had Sarah (married to
Permelia A. (married to E.H. Weaver); Emma (married to
Unknown Hall); and Ed
Kelley Jr. (b. 1845 - died April 29, 1877 at age 31 years 10 months 14
Kelley, Sr. and his second
wife **MARY A.
BRADBURY (1819 - d. Dec. 22, 1874 at 55yr 11mo
“Aunt Matt”. Martha married to Charles H. Steele (3 sons :
Walter B. 1886 - 1918,
Harry K., & Wm.G.; and Ida Jane (1857 - 1896) married to John
Ed Jr. would have been
about age 8 at his mother’s death. Ida Jane was born 4 years after
death which leaves time for Ed Sr. to remarry and have “Aunt
having Ida Jane.
Mrs. Henry James from
Andrews, Indiana visited her brothers (relatives) Ed and Matt Kelley in
according to a newspaper article.
According to news
article Mrs. C.H. Steele had a niece named Mrs. Nat Kelley who died in
Texas two years after her husband, leaving 4 small children. (Mrs.
Kelley was a
cousin to Lyda Weaver and Mrs. Frank Slagle.)
Mary A. Bradbury
(1819 - 1874) was the daughter of Josiah Bradbury (1785 - 1872) and
Mary “Polly” (Lord)
Bradbury (1791 - 1871). Josiah was the son of David and Susannah
NOTE: parents +6 siblings for “Polly” are private access on
Britigan-Combs-Dana family site.
Mary Inez Weaver born in LaGro,
Ind. (May 26,
- April 3, 1960) married in Sherman, Texas on July 27, 1904 to Benjamin
“Frank” Slagle, a carpenter (b. Cookville, TN 1877 -
Nov 13, 1953) Inez
and Frank are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, Texas. They
had six children:
Avis 1905 - 1906
W. B. “Bert” (June 30, 1909 - Aug
14, 1992) married Anna “Annie” Pauline Noak (Nook) Krattiger and had
(never married), Nancy Sue Wrenn Kimbrell Pol (4 children), and Wm.
who married Chris Campeau (no children). Wm.“Bert” Sr. and
“Annie” are buried
next to his parents in Oakwood Cemetery.
Glen F. (1911 - ??) married
Delores Unknown and had Marianne Sept. 28, 1941
Lois Kathryn (1915 - ??)
married “Humpy”Daugherty, then married Unknown Cook (no
Hazel (1921 - ??) married John
Wm. “Bill” Fehmel and had J.W. Jr. “Little Bill”, Rebecca “Becky”,
Robert B. “Bobby” (1922 - ??)
married Realy Ann Vaughan – they had a stillborn baby March 23, 1956
buried in Oakwood
“Fannie” Slagle and
Benjamin Franklin Slagle were brother and sister and they married
and Inez Weaver who were half-brother and sister making their children
ELIZA WEAVER born in LaGro,
11, 1886 - Oct 15 1967) came to
Texas with her family in 1889 at age 3. She was married in St.
Catholic Church in Denison,TX by Father McGran on Nov 1, 1910 to PHILIP C. MAY (Oct
21, 1881 - Feb 4, 1963) a post office clerk. Phil’s nick-name for Lydia
was “Chief”. They built and resided at 525 E. Day St. (Winan’s
Co.) in Denison, Tx. They had two children: Frances Elizabeth MAY (Aug
23, 1911 -
July 23, 2006) and PHILIP
CHESTERFIELD "DOC" MAY JR. (Jan 23,
1913 - April
12, 2003). According to her baptismal certificate, Lyda ( at age 57)
was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on June 7,
1943 by Fr. T. S.
Zachry. Her baptismal name was “Margaret” and her sponsors were her
Major Harold Hastings and sister-in-law Mrs. Daisy Margaret May-Maughs
Lyda was president of the Lamar School Mother’s Club in 1923. NOTE:
have been named after her father’s mother and/or her father’s younger
plus her mother’s older half-sister, Emma. Lyda and Phil are
buried in Calvary
Hill Cemetery, Denison, Texas.
OTE: 1958 Social Security under name Emma Eliza
Hazel Florence Weaver
Hazel Florence Weaver born
in LaGro, Ind. (June
4, 1888 - May 10, 1964) was married on June 28, 1914 to Daniel C.
28, 1889 - Sept 13, 1934). They ran a meat-market grocery
store on Greenville
Ave. in Dallas, Texas.
Nephew P.C. “Doc” May worked for them. (a Coca Cola cooler from the
store, a 4
poster bed, a floor lamp, 2 twin “jenny lyn” beds, a chest of drawers,
gold-framed mirror, and an Eisenlohr oil painting from her estate went
Karla M. May Warborg) Hazel’s
certificate indicates she was born in 1889 instead of 1888 with info.
by Matthew Arthur Cram. Family story is that Hazel had a tubal
then adopted a son “Dan” who became a talented pianist who moved to New York.
married a real estate agent Matthew Arthur Cram on Dec 25, 1955 in
They lived in Dallas,
Matt didn’t like Hazel sending money to Dan. Matt died May 30
and D.C. Foster are buried in Grove
Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
Burr Starbuck Weaver
Burr Starbuck Weaver,
born in LaGro,
(Sept. 25, 1889 - April, 25, 1976)
married on Oct. 15, 1927 to Gladys Mathews Chute (March 3, 1901
- June 22, 1975).
Their first daughter, Jane Anne, was born and died on June 22, 1928.
They had a
second daughter, Nancy Burr Weaver, born in Schenectady, N.Y. Feb. 22,
married Dr. John Mackay on May 16, 1953 and moved to British Columbia.
Burr worked for the
General Electric Company as an engineer from 1927 (graduated from
retirement in 1954. He had served in the U.S. Army from May 1917 to
1919 (14 months overseas) and remained in the Reserve for many years. Burr and Gladys are buried
in the Fruitvale
ten miles from Trail.
NOTE: Dr. John and Nancy Mackay had three children:
Nancy Jane (Middleton) - son Charlie
Ian Burr (b. Nov 7, 1959- died
of cancer Apr 24,1977)
adopted 3 day old Duncan
Andrew as Murray Dyck, son of Joan Dyck & Don Smith.
on Feb. 19, 1994 to Tracey Lynn Davies. Four children: daughter
Michaela Elan Davies, son Lachlan Ian Mackay, son
Kieran Rhys Davies, and daughter Annika Marja
Edward Austin Weaver July
4, 1892 - Aug. 12, 1892
Anna Geneva Weaver May
19, 1895 - June 11, 1895
NOTE: these 2
born in Texas
as the family came in 1889. Both buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Denison, TX
John Wesley Weaver
Seated (L-R): Wm Franklin Weaver, John Wesley Weaver, Lula May Weaver
Standing (L-R): Mary Inez Weaver, Emma Eliza Weaver, Hazel Florence Weaver, Burr Starbuck Weaver
Grayson County TXGenWeb